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Table 2 Baseline descriptive data for the HIVMS (n = 125)

From: Finding meaning in life while living with HIV: validation of a novel HIV meaningfulness scale among HIV-infected participants living in Tennessee

  Mean SD Factor loadings
As a patient with HIV Infection…    
1. My life is full of interest. 5.47 1.78 .74
2. When I think about my life I very often feel how good it is to be alive. 5.84 1.81 .78
3. Doing the things I do every day is a source of deep pleasure and satisfaction. 4.94 1.89 .81
4. I anticipate that my personal life in the future will be full of meaning and purpose. 5.51 1.85 .83
  1. SD = standard deviation.